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5 ways to test your computer's security

5 ways to test your computer's security
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You can't turn on the news without hearing about some scary new computer security problem. We recently told you about the largest ransomware attack ever.

There are always digital threats looming out there, such as hackers, snoopers, viruses, phishing attacks, and I could go on. If you don't think computer security is a big deal, think again.

So, hopefully, you've added some great security software to your system. You've encrypted your Wi-Fi network to keep out criminals. Maybe you know how to protect yourself from ransomware attacks.

Those are all good things, and I highly recommend them, but the big question is whether it worked. Are your computer and information really safe?

If you don't test your security, you might have a wrong setting or unpatched flaws and never know it. Companies regularly hire hackers to test their security for them. Fortunately, you can do it yourself for free.

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